Some of our favorite Rabbis from Chabad of Coral Springs, attended a yearly conference of Shluchims. And every year it gets larger, and larger, more and more people attend the function, and take home a wealth of information and have their spirits lifted.
The annual event which lasts five days set for itself the goal of reaching every Jew wherever they may be. This is no fool’s errand. With thousands of centers in over 70 countries from Nigeria to Luxembourg to Vietnam, Chabad Shluchim are the shepherds of the Jewish people.
In fact, amid the closing down of some of its diplomatic consulates abroad, the Israeli Foreign Ministry has advised Israelis around the world to be in touch with their local Chabad House instead of Israeli embassies.
This year’s keynote speakers were former U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut, and Rabbi Dov Greenberg, co-director of the Rohr Chabad House - Jewish Student Center at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.
With this article are several pictures, Rabbis and guests from Coral Springs at Sunday’s banquet. 2) 5200 dancers feeling the spirit. 3 & 4) Picture of the couple of dozen Shluchim gathered in 1983 versus the 4000 Rabbis assembled in 2013.
Rabbis and guests from Coral Springs at Sunday’s banquet. 5200 dancers feeling the spirit. Picture of the couple of dozen Shluchim gathered in 1983 versus the 4000 Rabbis assembled in 2013.
The shluchim (plural of shliach, which means “agent” or “emissary”) are men and women who were dispatched by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory, to communities all over the globe to dedicate their lives to serve the Jewish people. You can find them in far-flung places such as India, Nepal or Siberia, and you can usually also find them closer to home, too, in your own community.
They labor to connect Jews to their heritage, raise Jewish awareness and mitzvah observance, and teach Torah. Yet their mission isn’t only a spiritual one; the Rebbe charged them to discover what the unique needs of their respective communities are and to selflessly provide those, opening their hearts and homes and helping every Jew in any way they can.
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